State of Mexico

If I was in Donald Trump’s position I would not build a wall. At least not build that wall across the great divide that separates Mexico from the USA. That border is 1,952 miles long

Go south young man, to the much shorter border between Guatemala, just 541 miles and Belize, a mere 151 miles. It makes a much more natural border, one that will remove much of the present conflict.

Mexico has problems policing its criminals. Corruption is rife. It not a pleasant situation for the 120 million inhabitants. Many now seek to move north, into the USA. Who can blame them? Trump recognises the dangers of allowing such a mass immigration. He fails to comprehend that most USA citizens are migrants, or that his own mother was an illegal entrant. That’s not that important now. They are here in the USA. The trick is to stop any more, especially as the need for cheap labour lessens as robots take over menial tasks, and become much more involved in our daily lives.

Allowing Mexico to become an associated State of the USA will solve many problems. It has a similar form of government, and could easily be modified to suit the USA. Much of the present defence spending of the USA could be reduced, or moved across to deal with drugs and public unrest. Over 80,000 people have been killed through drug wars. Tackling that will help settle the unrest within the USA.

There are problems. Mexico speaks Spanish it also has a catholic propensity to breed. Adding Mexico to the pile would mean that Spanish became the majority language. That would need to be challenged. Not impossible. It could be done, leaving the English language as a dominant force.

The amalgamation would bring many advantages. Mexico is 14th richest country in the world. It’s alternative energy sources are dominant. Biodiversity is wonderful, and even the government has recognised that felling trees is a bad idea. Allowing its residents to be part of the USA will remove much of the present tension.

This is the time to consider radical change. If Trump really wants to change the world, to make a better place, then Mexico is a good place to start. This need not be a military invasion. That can just hover in the background. Social integration can provide the key. The USA can offer a better future to Mexican citizens. In so doing it will encourage world peace.

It’s time to try.

USA and Europe to join the Commonwealth

It’s easy to be proud, even complacent about our nation. Not that we do that very often in England. Recent decades have seen us far more worried about integrating new arrivals and creating linkages with others.

It was disappointing to see that we may not be so involved with some European projects – like Gaia http://sci.esa.int/gaia/ a fantastic telescope, created by the European Space Agency, Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional measurements for about one billion stars – about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population – in our Galaxy and Local Group, together with radial velocity measurements for the brightest 150 million objects.

This week it has displayed some of its first results. A 3-D map of the Milky Way, which is already revealing new information. Next week, on 25th April, the second batch of data will be released.

What I love about this sort of science is not that it’s immediately pundered and exploited for personal (or company) gain. It is widely available, for everyone to use.

This last weekend has seen the marriage between our Prince Harry and Megan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex), a US citizen with multi-racial ancestry.

There’s one enormous suggestion I’d like to make: that the USA make Prince Harry a US citizen, and then creates a monarchy, using this Prince and his Duchess as the start of a dynasty.

The USA is inherently unstable. It’s not a happy country. Many reasons for that, but it’s dependence upon personal wealth has been a contributing factor, and respectable role models have been sadly lacking.

Our Royal Family has a history, but it has also adapted to a modern world. Using this model we could move forward to a time of peace and prosperity. A significant choice is that the Royal couple did not invite any politicians to the ceremony. They know that egos get in the way of history. They were not needed.

Can we forget 1776, when the French colluded with renegade settlers to push out a German king? We have Commonwealth of some 57 countries, each ethnically diverse. Let’s welcome the United States of America into our club, and show their people there is a better way to love.

USA’s Future

I’m in two minds about the United States of America. The people can be very nice, their philosophy and approach to life can be very confusing, and dangerous.

With Presidential elections coming soon can I make a suggestion?

That we spin back to 1776 and give up the idea of Independence. Its not worked very well so far, has it? You’d be better back into an Empire where other people could bring reason to your decisions, and stop you being hated everywhere. It will also save you money.

Some changes will be necessary that will need your cooperation. The right to bear arms has been taken too far. The Second Amendment suggesting bearing arms was a cheap means of creating a citizen’s defence force, to be used against enemies. Not to prevent your neighbour’s cat from polluting your flower beds. That’s created in you a belief that aggression is the way to win arguments. It isn’t – leastways, not the way you do it. In the last 100 years you’ve engaged in dozens, if not hundreds, of arguments with other countries. You must understand you’ve not won any of these conflicts – except Grenada (well done). The rest have cost you billions of dollars, killed countless people, including your own citizens, and now very few people like you very much. It hasn’t worked.

Independence means you need to be capable of negotiation. Too often you’ve seen that as a fight, and used sneaky tactics. We saw through your demand to scrap the gold standard, and to use the dollar standard instead. We’ve seen you creating weasel words, such as ‘globalisation’ and trade deals such as TTIP. All will come back to bite you. Corporate capitalism cannot last. Eventually all the ‘Aren’t we Great’ slogans will be seen as false as the inequalities in your society become too much. Beware that the detention camps, plastic coffins and guillotines now waiting to be used are not used against you! How long can 1% of the population hold over 40% of the wealth?

Who would be your best partners? That may not depend upon your choice. If Yellowstone erupts – it does that every 600,000 years, and that last happened 600,000 years ago – none of us need worry. If China decides to call in the debt you owe, if the Middle East really erupts, and if the Great Bear of Russia finally decides you are too much to tolerate then they may all take actions you can’t avoid. North Korea looks good.

The European Union is an option. You could even decide to make German the national language this time, although it looks as if Spanish is already in the lead.

I’d suggest that rejoining US/UK flagthe United Kingdom could be the safest. Help us rebuild the Empire (we call that the Commonwealth now, as a temporary title).

We, the UK, come with advantages: we speak English (note that your corrupted version will need to be modified). We understand how to fight (as a last resort), we manage finances (for other people) very well, and our television is so much better than yours. Our laws are more compliant. We don’t use guns, which means we don’t have so many violent deaths.

We have a National Health Service (hopefully) and many other attributes. We could cooperate very well. We’ve got lots of suitable people who’d live with you, an rarely cause trouble.

Don’t be fooled by my altruism. I want you to join us so you can stop turning us into a slave colony.